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Glenwood Holiday Festival

December 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Glenwood Holiday Festival

When: the first Friday in December, annually. This year it will be December 2nd from 4-9pm.

The focus: Get people out and about. Do Christmas shopping. Stop in for dinner and drinks. Family friendly event.


This year the event will be free to participate for businesses, but YOU MUST decorate the interior AND/OR exterior of your business to be on the participant list.

Here’s the run down:

Tree lighting ceremony on the square

Picture with Santa

Holiday decor competition for businesses

What do I need to do to participate?

  • Get creative, decorate your interior or exterior or both for the upcoming holiday season, outdoor lights, indoor lights, Christmas Trees and Holiday Decorations.
  • Your location will be added to a map.
  • Place a JAR near your display for people to cast their votes in.
  • Offer a PRIZE giveaway for a drawing.
  • Tickets will be available to purchase for $1 each to PLACE A VOTE.
  • 100% of the ticket sales will be split between the Mills County Love Tree & the Mills County Storehouse.
  • The Chamber and all participants will work together to promote the decorations, businesses, shops, and restaurants!
  • Share our social media posts and create your own!
  • Hype it up!


How does this help my business and the community?

  • Benefits the retailer by increasing foot traffic to your location!
  • Benefits the Mills County Love Tree & Mills County Storehouse!
  • We ask that you also participate by promoting the decorations in your location, and by using your social media platforms.
  • Your establishment will benefit from the shout outs you receive on each of those platforms.
  • And…it’s fun! Compete with your fellow retailers, restaurants, and businesses to see all of the amazing decorations!

The Chamber will put up the banners (like we have for shop hop) this year to help advertise, and we will count on all of you to help share this awesome event so that we have a good turnout. If anyone wanted to throw in money to do a Facebook ad, we’d be happy to do that too.

The following Saturday will be the Holiday Home Tour by the Glenwood Betterment Committee, contact Jen Wilson if you would like to offer your home or purchase tickets for the tour.

Contact Amber at Juniper Metal Works if you would like to participate:



December 2, 2022
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Glenwood, Iowa
Sharp / Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534
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